Sexual Abuse

(credit: University Park Police)

BOLO: Police Need Help Identifying 2 Suspects In SMU Incidents

University Park police are asking for the public’s help identifying the two men pictured in the sketch above.

10/03/2013

Ronald Fay Schermerhorn (image from Tarrant Co Criminal District Attorney's Office)

Arlington Man Sentenced To Life For Sexual Abuse Of 4 Girls

A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting four young girls, including one who’s mentally disabled.

07/10/2013

Mugshot of Mark Vincent Holton (via Tarrant Co District Attorney)

Jury Gives Keller Man 75-Years For Sexual Abuse Of Girl

Jurors deliberated for over an hour before handing a Keller man 75-years in prison, without parole, for sexually abusing a female relative – on a daily basis – for two years.

06/26/2013

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Texas Programs Try Prostitute Rehab Instead Of Jail

Kathryn Griffin Grinan is a former prostitute who now dons a business suit and heels as she transforms her non-profit into a taxpayer-funded program that is teaming up with Texas law enforcement and courts to reform women.

06/26/2013

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Texas Judge Backs Order On Boy Scout Abuse Files

A Texas judge has reaffirmed an earlier ruling requiring the Boy Scouts of America to turn over “perversion” files kept on abuse claims, though it’s unlikely that will happen soon.

01/30/2013

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Order Lets Boy Scouts Keep New Abuse Files Private

The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America has won a stay of a court order that would have required them to turn over more than two decades of files the group kept on sexual abuse complaints.

11/30/2012

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Plano Police Fear Youth Group Leader Has More Abuse Victims

The City of Plano may have directed kids to an organization headed by a man now accused of child indecency.

CBS 11–11/08/2012

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Of America Hosting Anti-Abuse Forum

Even as its past policies on sex-abuse prevention fuel controversy, the Boy Scouts of America is hosting an unprecedented closed-door symposium Thursday with other national youth organizations.

10/31/2012

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Release Of Abuse Files: New Challenge For Scouts

True to their motto, the Boys Scouts tried to be prepared. For months, they braced for the backlash sure to follow the court-ordered release of voluminous confidential files detailing decades of alleged sex abuse by Scout leaders.

10/22/2012

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Scout President: Mistakes Were Made In Confidential Files

The Boy Scouts of America have for decades have held private files on individuals who came under suspicion for all kinds of misconduct, including claims of sexual abuse.

10/15/2012

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Release ‘Ineligible Volunteer’ List

The Boy Scouts of America say they knew of cases of abuse in their ranks, and now they’re turning over the information to law enforcement.

10/01/2012

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts To Review Internal Files On Abuse Allegations

The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America has announced that it is launching a review of files the organization compiled over more than four decades on suspected child sex abusers.

09/26/2012

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